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“My father used to say, ‘Shoot for the stars, and you’ll land on the moon,’” she says. “It’s important to follow your heart and instincts. No matter your goals in life, work everyday to reach them.”
One of the most difficult things about having privilege is giving it up, but that's exactly what Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas did in 2011.
"I thought I was gonna make Waiting for Superman meets the Dream Act," Vargas explained. "I'd direct it and stay out of it."
Despite the bride and groom’s cultural differences, there are similarities to their families’ immigration stories.
Yestel recalls one occasion when he was helping rebuild a school named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He had heard Dr. King’s name mentioned before, and began doing research to learn more. He was inspired by what he learned about Dr. King and the many people who struggled alongside him for civil rights—though Yestel didn’t yet know that he would wind up in a civil rights fight of his own.